The Ostro or Austro is a light wind from the south.
There are many beaches where you can use he benefits of these windy days for sporting activities, for example kitesurfing.
Since the Ostro is a warm and humid wind it may create good conditions for having a plunge into the depths of the island of Elba to cool off. We recommend to choose one of the protected areas.
Prepare your fins, mask and snorkel and discover lonely beaches. The island of Elba is the ideal place where everyone will find his very own paradise.

Where you find sheltered areas:

Padulella: about 1 km from the Ghiaie beach in Portoferraio, direction Enfola. Parking available.
Type of beach: gravel

Enfola: about 5 km from Portoferraio, signposted path.
Type of beach: gravel

Procchio: from Portoferraio follow the signs to the village of Procchio. The beach is located at the inside.
Type of beach: sand

Spartaia: In direction of Marciana Marina, the beach is about 1 km from Procchio.
Type of beach: sand

Paolina: In direction of Marciana Marina, the beach is about 2 km from Procchio. Access via a steep path.
Type of beach: sand

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Chiara Luciani

Biologa marina, istruttrice e guida ambientale subacquea. Comunicare e divulgare le bellezze del mondo marino sono da sempre la mia passione e il mio lavoro.

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